Bouchra’s new opportunities through ParentsNext

Monday 9 April 2018

Bouchra was keen to work after the birth of her second child but was finding it an uphill battle. ParentsNext connected her with other parents and courses which helped her consider trying a new career path.

Photo of Bouchra - ParentsNext participantBouchra moved to Australia from Morocco four years ago with her daughter. 

After her second child was born, Bouchra was keen to work but was finding it an uphill battle.

Since moving to Australia she had felt her confidence in gaining work was fading as she was still struggling to learn English, even though she had successfully completed training courses.

While visiting a Bankstown shopping centre, Bouchra saw a sign for ParentsNext and was curious to find out what the program was about. She entered the ParentsNext office and was greeted by a ParentsNext provider who explained that ParentsNext was a pre-employment program for parents with children under the age of six

Bouchra saw straight away that ParentsNext would be a good program for her.

“After chatting to them, I immediately felt that ParentsNext understood my responsibilities as a parent. They knew what it was like to be a parent,” she said.

ParentsNext helped build Bouchra’s confidence by connecting with other parents in her area and getting her participating in workshops. The new found confidence opened up a range of new opportunities that Bouchra hadn’t previously considered.

Read more of Bouchra’s story.